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August 2017

NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams:Powerhouse High Schools Dropping Football

Aug. 31, 2017: Powerhouse high schools are dropping football. Is the game a financial drain or bad for players brains? A field of solar panels puts Amazon in the forefront of energy efficiency. Might other companies follow? Turnpike rest stops are getting a quarter-of a-billion dollar re-do. And you'll never guess... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 31, 2017)--Najuquan Ross, 20, was charged for ClearysNoteBook beating his girlfriend’s daughter while he was babysitting her and two other children on July 15, 2017. The mother of the children, Lucy Gunter, returned home from work later that evening and saw that her four-year-old daughter had cuts... Read more →


Lakewood, NJ – The victim in the August 24th Lakewood pedestrian fatal is identified as Hadassah Krohn, three (3) years of age, of 7th Street in Lakewood. The driver of the 2007 Ford F550 truck is identified as Chayim Goodman, 47 years of age, of Forest Avenue in Lakewood. The following... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Steve Perez, Houston Police Department, Texas

RELATED: Blue Line Related: CNB Crime HOUSTON, TX (August 27, 2017)--Sergeant Steve Perez drowned after his patrol car was caught in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. He was 60. Sergeant Perez left home at approximately 4 a.m. in an attempt to report to his duty station in the downtown... Read more →

WATCH: "Hunger Action Month" Kicks Off in Gloucester City

« CBS Philly GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Hunger Action Month starts September 1. Earlier this month, we saw a real drive to help in Gloucester City, where hope came to the Crescent Mobile Home Park. “Thank you very much, everybody here,” said Joseph Negri. “God bless ’em.” The Food Bank... Read more →

Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating Over the Labor Day Weekend

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard warns boaters in the Tri-State area to use extra caution while out on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional beach and boating season, and is usually a very busy weekend on the water. So far... Read more →

Cooper University Health Care System Announces Agreement to Acquire Lourdes and St. Francis

Acquisition Will Bring Together Resources of Cooper University Health Care, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University with Trinity Health’s Acute Care Hospitals and Nationally-Recognized Cardiac Program CAMDEN, NJ: George E. Norcross, III, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper University Health Care today... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: Over the next several years, more than a dozen rest stops on the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike will get a needed facelift, Gov. Chris Christie announced this week. The Record reports that the $250 million cost will be covered as the state extends its contracts with... Read more →

Obituary: Patrick K. Merrill, Sr. of Gloucester City

On August 26, 2017, at the age of 58. Of Gloucester City. Born on January 22, 1959 in Camden, NJ to the late Robert E. Merrill and Jane L. Merrill (nee Finley). Survived by his children, Dawn Mumford and Patrick K. Merrill, Jr.; his sisters, Lucille Callahan, Carol Firmstone, Malinda Merrill... Read more →

OBITUARY: Frances E. Thomas of Pennsauken

On August 27, 2017, at the age of 81. (nee McPhail) Of Pennsauken. Born on April 3, 1936 in Duncan, Oklahoma to the late Preston and Gladys McPhail. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Alvin P. Thomas. Frances worked many years as a florist at Flower World in Cherry... Read more →

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Robert French, Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. California

RELATED: Blue Line Related: CNB Crime Sacramento, CA --Deputy Sheriff Bob French was shot and killed outside of the Ramada Inn in the 2600 block of Auburn Boulevard while attempting to serve a warrant as part of an auto theft investigation at approximately 10:30 am. He was 52. Members of the... Read more →

Maryland August 30 Fishing Report

by Keith Lockwood/http://news.maryland.gov/ Angler Miles Humphries with his first catch, a white perch from the Key Bridge. Photo by Joe Humphries This is Erik Zlokovitz filling in for Keith Lockwood on the weekly fishing report. As I write this report, there is a disturbance bringing in some rain and winds along... Read more →

Be Careful of Phony Charities Soliciting Donations for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

ClearysNoteBook NEWARK – The devastation resulting from Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Texas has New Jerseyans ready to help and show their support for the victims of the storm, but the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has some advice for those looking to make donations: Beware of phony charities.The Division is... Read more →

Camden City Hospital Helping Employees of Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center

Gloucester City News files Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Kicks-Off Fund with $5,000 Donation Camden, NJ -- The Cooper Foundation, George E. Norcross III, and Cooper University Health Care, which operates MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, have established a relief fund to provide support to employees of The University... Read more →

GUEST COMMENTARY: Kudos to Evangelicals

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by evangelical ClearysNoteBook file image leaders August 29: The Catholic League has a long history of mutual cooperation with evangelical Christians on a host of cultural issues. In that spirit, we condemn the unfair attacks against the statement on marriage, family... Read more →


Source The Diocese of Camden Although school is officially starting next week, running a school is a year-round job, especially if the school offers summer programs. Happy Campers Many South Jersey Catholic Schools offered current students and visitors the opportunity to play, learn, experiment, hone athletic and theatrical skills and get... Read more →

Fort Frederick, Maryland Hosts Get Into Nature Weekend

August 30, 2017 Annual Event Provides Outdoor Fun for All Ages Sept. 1-4 Visitors can explore the wild side of Fort Frederick State Park during the annual “Get Into Nature Weekend,” featuring staff-led nature activities for all interest levels and ages throughout the Labor Day weekend. “It is important that people... Read more →


press release Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy caused upheaval of lives and destruction of properties for many people living along the Jersey shore. No one had experienced in their lifetime a storm of such magnitude that hit our Garden State. We pitched in, supported our suffering neighbors, and received help and... Read more →

2017 South Mountain International Blues Festival

Free all day music on the big hill. West Orange,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) The North Jersey Blues Alliance announces that the 2017 South Mountain International Blues Festival will be held on Sunday, September 10th from 12 PM to 8 PM at the Cherry Lane/Oakdale Picnic Area at South Mountain Reservation in... Read more →

Two Separate Motor Vehicle Accidents in Lower Township; Both Cars Overturned

Lower Township – On August 29, 2017, The Lower Township Police Department ClearysNoteBook file image responded to two unrelated motor vehicle accidents that resulted in both vehicles overturning. The two separate accidents occurred within one hour of each other. The first accident occurred in the area of Bay Drive and Mallow... Read more →

Parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Urged to Help Hurricane Victims

PHILADELPHIA PA--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has asked that all parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia consider taking up a one-time, special collection on the weekend of September 16-17, 2017 to support continued relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. This special collection is part of a national initiative... Read more →

Jackals Playoff Tickets On Sale Now

Jackals to host playoff games on September 6 and 7; Playoff games include Craft Beer Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday and ticket deals for Montclair State students and staff Little Falls, N.J. – August 30, 2017 – The New Jersey Jackals have clinched a spot in the Can-Am League playoffs for the seventh... Read more →

Lions Home Opener Saturday

The Gloucester City Lions will open the 2017 football season on Saturday. The 11:00 am home game brings visiting Maple Shade to town. The early season opener is the result of rescheduling when Pitman High School announced they would not be fielding a varsity football team during the 2017 season. Photo... Read more →


Gloucester City News file CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Mason Mallon, 24, originally charged and arrested on August 19, 2017, with Aggravated Sexual Assault because of his Snapchat post of an unconscious victim has been charged with another sexual assault on a 17-year-old woman. According to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gibbsboro... Read more →

Car Strikes Pole in Lower Township During Storm  

On August 29, 2017, at 6:48 p.m., the Lower Township Police Department investigated a Gloucester City News files motor vehicle accident in the area of Route 109 and Canterbury Way. At the scene, police learned the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Alan Logan a 54-year-old male, who resides in... Read more →

Aug. 30, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

Rallies for DREAMers. A deadline looms for Trump to end the act that protects unauthorized residents brought here as children. A Confederate flag in a photo posted by an Assembly member has candidates for governor reacting. And the contrast is sharp. Newark's on track to take over their schools from the... Read more →

Law Enforcement Brings Down Construction Equipment Burglary Ring

ClearysNoteBook file image Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle and Monroe Township Police Chief John McKeown announce the arrest of five persons involved in a construction equipment burglary and theft ring. Throughout the month of August 2017, the Gloucester Township Police Department began an investigation of thefts of three industrial trailers,... Read more →

Obituary: William S. Ferrell Sr. of Gloucester City

On August 17, 2017, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 43. He is the beloved son of William S. Sr. and Valerie L. Ferrell and loving father of William S. Ferrell, III. He is also survived by his dear brother Stephen Ferrell and nephew Christopher. Billy was an avid Eagles Fan. He... Read more →


As New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's trial on federal corruption charges is set to get under way next week in Newark, political operatives on both sides of the aisle are already starting to consider how they could take advantage if the senator leaves office. As Charles Stile writes for NorthJersey.com, "with... Read more →

The Average Age of Antifa Demonstrators at Berkley Was 30, 11 Mugshots Released

Related: Antifa, black-clad and often violent, is strong in Philly Row 1 (L-R) Brittany Mooreman, Emily Gillespie, Harlan Paknau. Row 2 (L-R) James Dominic, Joshua Phillips, Kristopher Wyrick, Levi Smith. Row 3 (L-R) Rachael Lea Moore, Sean Hines, Seth Vasquez, Yesenia Mendez. (Photos/Alameda County Sheriff) Berkeley Police released mugshots Tuesday of... Read more →

Former GHS Superintendent Joseph Rafferty Named Principal of St. Paul Grammar School

ClearysNoteBook file image William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 30, 2017)—Gloucester City School Superintendent Joseph Rafferty, who announced his retirement from that position in April, has been hired for the position of principal at St. Paul Grammar School, Burlington. When asked why he was retiring Rafferty said... Read more →

Volunteers Needed for Delaware Coastal Cleanup

DOVER (Aug. 29, 2017) – Volunteers are still needed and welcomed to join the Gloucester City News 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans more than 45... Read more →

Delaware’s deer, dove, resident Canada goose, teal and gray squirrel seasons open in September

Hunting opportunities offered at many state wildlife areas DOVER (Aug. 29, 2017) – Delaware hunters will start their 2017/18 hunting season Friday, Sept. 1 with the opening of archery and crossbow deer season, and mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas. DNREC’s Division of... Read more →

Study: Most Melanomas Don’t Arise From Existing Moles

Additional research indicates that less than half of sunscreen buyers look for broad-spectrum protection Gloucester City News files Newswise — SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Aug. 29, 2017) — As the summer draws to a close, it’s time to start putting away flip-flops, bathing suits and beach bags. But as the seasonal supplies disappear... Read more →

Down The Shore: Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest in Lower Township

ClearysNoteBook file image LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ--On August 27, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Lower Township Police Department received a report of a road rage incident where a male subject displayed a handgun. The incident happened in the area of Route 109 and the Garden State Parkway, in the Cold Spring... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: 2017-18 Hunting and Trapping Digest Available

The 2017-18 NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest is available on the Division's Gloucester City News website in PDF format and on the publisher's website in an easy-to-use interactive format. View it on J.F. Griffin Media's site now: Publisher's Online 2017-18 Hunting and Trapping Digest Print versions will be available at Division... Read more →

NASA senior scientist crushes Gore's new climate-change book

Al Gore WASHINGTON – A leading climate skeptic's newly self- ClearysNoteBook file image published e-book challenging the science behind Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel" is drastically outselling the film's companion book on Amazon. The former vice-president's book, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," was ranked 16,459th among paid Amazon e-books on... Read more →

Final Sunset Parade September 3 at Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May

ClearysNoteBook CAPE MAY, N.J. - Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host its final Sunset Parade of 2017 in honor of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Cape May County at the Training Center Sept. 3 at 6:58 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the... Read more →

DuPont Nature Center set to host programs Sept. 2 and 6 celebrating World Shorebirds Day

SLAUGHTER BEACH (Aug. 29, 2017) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion ClearysNoteBook Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will host two programs Sept. 2 and 6 highlighting World Shorebirds Day, which takes place annually in September to celebrate... Read more →

Antifa, black-clad and often violent, is strong in Philly

photo courtesy of http://lawofficer.com/ by Nancy Phillips & Craig R. McCoy/http://www.philly.com/ In January, on the evening of President Trump’s inauguration, a band of bandanna-wearing vandals raced along South Street, shattering the windows of two banks and a dozen storefronts. “They came by and had masks on,” recalled Tanya Italia, manager of... Read more →

Aug. 29, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

Streamed live 2 hours ago The Republican candidate for governor goes on the attack over taxes talking her opponent's plans. What are hers? Environmental advocates raise a red flag over proposed cuts to the EPA budget. Warning the state's water supply could be in jeopardy. Under court orders to provide affordable... Read more →

Dogs, Cats Saved From Harvey-Battered Texas Arrive at New Jersey Animal Shelter

- NBC New York " " More than a dozen dogs and cats rescued from the Harvey-battered Texas arrived at a northern New Jersey animal shelter early Monday, and shelter personnel say another 60 are expected to come in within the next week. Pet ResQ, Inc. on Railroad Avenue in Tenafly... Read more →


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a point on Monday to remind Texas Republicans of their resistance to support his state with federal aid after Hurricane Sandy as those same lawmakers now urgently seek the government's help with Hurricane Harvey's aftermath. Nearly the entire Texas congressional delegation opposed Sandy aid. Christie... Read more →

CNB Crime News: What is a Canadian Pardon?

(CNBNewsnet)(August 23, 2017)--A criminal record can be upsetting for people who are trying start over by either getting a new job or starting a business. A Canadian pardon is a necessity if an individual wants to walk freely on the soil of Canada and only the Parole Board of Canada is... Read more →

Obituary: Frances E. Thomas, of Pennsauken

On August 27, 2017, at the age of 81. (nee McPhail) Of Pennsauken. Born on April 3, 1936, in Duncan, Oklahoma to the late Preston and Gladys McPhail. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Alvin P. Thomas. Frances worked many years as a florist at Flower World in Cherry... Read more →

Essex County Democrats Name Their Assembly Speaker Candidate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Essex County Democratic Chairman Leroy Jones announced after several months of deliberation the membership has reached a consensus to support Assemblyman Craig Coughlin as the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly for the next legislative session. He went on to clarify that Lieutenant Governor Candidate and current... Read more →

How Can Marijuana Improve Your Workout?

Working out and marijuana might seem like an odd combination, given the popular stereotype of pot enthusiasts being slackers. However, ever since reports of a "cannabis gym" opening up in San Francisco, California, late this year came out, there has been a considerable buzz on how exactly the gym will combine... Read more →

Annual Montgomery FunFest Will Bring Food, Fun, Etc. to Princeton Airport on Sept. 10

Gloucester City News files MONTGOMERY, N.J., August 28, 2017 – The Montgomery FunFest on Sunday, September 10 promises a day of fun with more than 100 booths showcasing local businesses, art, contemporary crafts, culinary delights, helicopter rides, walkabout balloon, games of chance, live entertainment, expanded inflatable rides and games area for... Read more →

2 year old dies as mom sat high on drugs in car's front seat, officials say | NJ.com

By Rebecca Everett reverett@njadvancemedia.com, For NJ.com ALLOWAY TWP. -- A mother has been arrested after she got high on drugs and left her 2-year-old daughter unattended for hours in her car seat, where she somehow fatally injured herself, authorities said. Deanna J. Joseph, 39, was charged with second-degree child endangerment after... Read more →